SSB Interview Tips – FAQs Myths and Facts -3

Question: - How does a Candidate display the OLQs during the SSB selection process?
Answer:- In all the responses during the PPDT, Psychology tests, GTO exercises and in front of the Interviewing Officer, your actions should clearly display the following-: Complete adherence to the given instructions; Attention to details; Ability to grasp the problem/ requirement quickly; Answer to the point and specific to the situation; Adequate reasoning/ logic/ realism and truthfulness in all responses; Ability to communicate clearly and politely; Ability to mix, gel, work and contribute usefully in a group for the given task; ability to plan/organise and allot correct priorities; Ability to take initiate and complete a task with confidence using the given resources when the situation so demands; Maintain ones composure and cheer even when the situation is not favorable; Ability to persevere and show reasonable physical/mental stamina and determination when meeting obstacles and finally, Willingness to take calculated risk in order to reach your target.

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Air Cmde V Parnaik, Ex Sr Psychologist, SSB

SSB Interview Day Wise Procedure 2017?

QUESTION: – WHAT IS THE SEQUENCE AND TYPES OF TESTING AT THE SSB CENTRE

ANSWER: – 5 DAYS SSB SCHEDULE

DAY 1 (REPORTING DAY)

AS PER THE CALL LETTER, USUALLY THE REPORTING TIME IS IN THE AFTERNOON/ MORNING & PLACE IS MOVEMENT CONTROL OFFICE (MCO), LOCATED AT THE RAILWAY STATION. ON REPORTING DAY YOU ARE GIVEN A DETAILED BRIEF ABOUT THE TESTS & INSTRUCTIONS & TIMINGS FOR VARIOUS THINGS. PIQ (PERSONAL INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE) FORMS ARE TO BE FILLED. PAY FULL ATTENTION TO ALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FULL COMPLIANCE. read more

SSB Preparation Guide?

  1. The general curiosity amongst young candidates who qualify the written exam for NDA, CDS, Naval Academy(NA), ACC, NCC “C” Certificate or CW entry is now what to do, How to prepare for Service Selection Board(SSB), and suddenly an anxiety takes over the mind in a positive way for some and negative for others. Will I clear SSB? How should I prepare for the SSB?, How difficult will be the Obstacle Course?, Am I fit to clear the Medicals?…….and so on.
  1. So how to overcome the curiosity and start to prepare is the question. The best way is  to understand what qualities SSB interview, is looking in a candidate to qualify. The basic qualities(or OLQ – Officer Like Qualities)  are:-
  • Effective intelligence
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgment (under stress),
  • Ability to reason and organize
  • Communication skills
  • Determination
  • Courage
  • Self-confidence
  • Speed in decision-making
  • Willingness to set an example
  • Compassion and a feeling of loyalty to the nation.
  1. Most of the above qualities are present in a every person , however application of those qualities in everyday life depends on the individual personality and habits . The SSB attempts to gauge the natural responses of the individuals.  So when you report for SSB interview till you leave the place, every individual is assessed for his individual and team behavior. Honestly if you are a team man with logical thinking skills – with confidence to overcome the situation positively , even when chips are down – irrespective of what may be the outcome,  you are what SSB is looking for.
  1. So how do we start preparing for SSB?

The best way is to began preparation for SSB, even before appearing for the qualifying written exam, say about six months from the likely time of getting a SSB call. It would be nice to meet up with some Ex- SSB officer for general guidance in your city, if you are in Pune, visit www.learninganddevelopment.co.in/ssb  for one day free counseling on SSB by qualified Ex- Psychologist of SSB or have a  7 days coaching session which is more than enough, post this only practice is required. Once you have got the clear picture of what are the tests conducted in SSB and how to prepare for them – following additional points will help you prepare further to crack the SSB- read more